Former Miss Universe, women's rights activist, and Bollywood star Sushmita Sen may have taken a decade-long hiatus from the silver screen, but is now set to make a comeback with her Hotstar special, Aarya. Ram Madhvani’s thriller series sees Sen playing a strong female protagonist—a housewife who takes over her husband (Chandrachur Singh)’s illegal drug business after he is attacked, instead of turning into a state witness.
The multi-hyphenate is also a devout fitness enthusiast and a mother of two. In fact, her break from the entertainment industry was primarily to spend time with her daughters Renee and Alisah Sen. From the family’s go-to gathering spot to Sen’s favourite workout corner, we scouted the actor’s Instagram page to bring you the best corners of her earthy and cosy home in Versova, Mumbai.Step inside Sushmita Sen’s well-lit dining room
Wooden furniture, artworks and memorabilia are the trademark features of Sen’s simple and elegant home, and the dining room is no exception. An antique wooden cabinet rests in one corner of this space, opposed by a glass cabinet showcasing Sen’s crockery collection. A chandelier with crystal stars hangs above the long dining table, which comes with metallic seats. Adjacent to an orange and gold artwork is the highlight of this room—a dark wooden plank sketched with a portrait of Sen wearing the Miss Universe crown. The piece is a throwback to the pageant of 1994, when Sen made history by becoming the first Indian woman ever to earn the title.Check out Sushmita Sen’s bedroom, which doubles up as her workout studio
You can’t talk about Sushmita Sen without talking about her devotion to fitness. Though the actor likes to exercise in several different parts of her home, her favourite may just be her bedroom. Sen regularly shares photos and videos of her intense workout sessions with boyfriend and model Rohman Shawl in the loft-like chamber. Embedded with wooden panels, the part-slanted ceiling of this space lends it a rustic and cosy vibe. Adding to the warmth of the bedroom is the actor’s pristine all-white bed topped off with fluffy pillows. One busy wall of the room features shelves of books, Buddha statues and other little trinkets, adding a personal touch to Sen's haven. A mahogany cabinet also features here, adding to her collection of rare finds.
Not too far from this framework rests Sen’s workstation—a wooden table holding a large iMac. The space segues into a short corridor featuring Sen’s wardrobe space, which is where you'll often spot the actor practicing headstands with her beau, or taking OOTD photographs.Don’t miss the seating area which serves as Renee Sen's dance studio
Peppered with photographs of her Miss Universe memories, framed charcoal drawings, and metallic sculptures, Sen’s common area serves as a testimony to her love for art. Fun fact: Sen herself is an ardent painter, and has also auctioned one of her works for Rs 25 lakh back in 2006, later donating the money to charity. A creamy off-white couch takes the centre spot in Sen’s relaxed common area, which also happens to be the spot where 20-year-old Renee takes her Kathak dance lessons.Check out the grand piano in Sushmita Sen's living room
If you follow Sen closely on social media, you're bound to have noticed the actor and her family's love for music. While some days you'll see Sen singing along to the harmonium with her music tutor, on other occasions you may spot Renee Sen adding lyrics to Rohman Shawl's guitar tunes, and Alisah guiding her sister while the duo play a tune for Sen's followers on their piano. It comes as no surprise, then, that one of their most prized possessions is a wooden piano that sits in Sen's living room, surrounded by more framed family photographs and a black and gold Buddha figurine.Sushmita Sen’s formal living room champions warm, earthy hues
Setting itself apart from the rest of her apartment, Sushmita Sen’s formal living room features off-white leather couches topped off leather cushions in shades of dark brown, a delicate waterfall chandelier, and a low, dark wood coffee table decorated with bronze trinkets and trays. Behind the muted seating area sits a large, unmissable iteration of Buddha, painted in earthy hues. Wooden flooring, deep blue stone detailing on the walls, and indoor potted plants provide this space with the same rustic touch that is characteristic of Sen’s home.
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